Valerie has hands-on experience training dogs for over 15 years. She utilizes only gentle, humane, force-free and bliss-based dog training methods.
Having completed a 3-year program at Companion Animal Science Institute, she received a diploma in Dog Training and Behavior Consulting.
She's passionate about teaching dog's tricks and has trained dogs to dunk basketballs, play piano, skateboard, walk on a rolling spool and much more. (see our videos page and youtube channel)
Born and raised in the Ann Arbor area, she currently resides in Ann Arbor with her 4 terrier mixes.
Valerie continuously gives back to the community demonstrated by her volunteer work at the local humane societies, animal sanctuaries, rescue groups, Therapaws of Michigan and the Salvation Army.